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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro review

Now packing a QWERTY keyboard for touchscreen refuseniks

The music player is the standard Android one given a blue-tinged redesign, so it's pretty basic. You're able to organise files by folder or playlist, and Sony Ericsson has shoehorned its Infinite button into the mix.

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Pressing that performs an internet search for the artist you're currently listening to, bringing up a list of YouTube videos that the phone thinks you might want to watch.

It works best if you're listening to something modern and popular that there's lots about on the internet, but even then it's only really a novelty option for the extremely bored, as YouTube videos on the Xperia X10 Mini Pro aren't really up to much.

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Music playback is great through the supplied headphones, and the phone's speaker is so loud you could stick the X10 Mini Pro on the bonnet of a parked car and use it to start a rave. It's going to be the cause of many a fight on public transport systems, we suspect.

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The YouTube app is extremely impressive, playing back files completely glitch-free and skipping back and forth through videos in a fraction of a second, as long as you're connected through Wi-Fi. However the small screen isn't the ideal vehicle to be viewing them through.

Outside of Google's safely-controlled video portal, media playback is a little more restrictive. The X10 Mini Pro requires files to be encoded into MP4 format in order to play, so you can forget about seamlessly copying across your existing AVI collection without substantial re-encoding hell.

Once on the phone in the correct format, though, video files play and zip about as well as those within the YouTube app. It really is quite amazing to see a phone so small performing so admirably.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory128 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyXPERIA X
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product ModelX10 mini pro
Screen Size6.5 cm (2.6")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)120 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height90 mm
Width52 mm
Depth17 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesX
Battery Standby Time285 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA X10 mini pro Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part Number1238-0204
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ask a friend over. Or just get in touch. Messaging is instant with Xperia X10 mini pro. A full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and intuitive touch screen right at your fingertips. Messages. YouTube. Apps from Android Market. One-hand control, drag'n'drop the icons into the corners of your screen and have your favorites at thumb's reach. With Timescape, your friends are closer than ever. Facebook, Tweets, messages, calls all in one app, with the latest event at the top. Stuff you didn't know about your favorite stars. Music that brings the house down. Press the infinite button in the media player and go explore.

Limited Warranty2 Year